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CUNY English Tutor (College Assistant) - Center for Academic Writing and Success in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: English Tutor (College Assistant) - Center for Academic Writing and Success

Job ID: 19975

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


  • Under supervision, performs miscellaneous clerical, administrative, research or other work related to the operation of a College or other unit where such work is required on a part-time basis or for a period of limited duration.

  • There is one Assignment Level for this position. All personnel perform related work. This specification describes typical assignments; related duties may be assigned as


  • Maximum tenure for any employee in this hourly position is 1040 hours per year.

  • Performs routine clerical work; may answer and attend to telephone calls; maintain records,

operate office machines (such as copier), sort and distribute mail, issue keys and identity cards,

act as messenger, and perform related tasks as required.

  • Types letters, memoranda, charts, and similar materials.

  • Acts as cashier.

  • Assists in statistical or research activities. May collect and compile data, code data for computer entry, perform data entry, and run computer reports.

  • Performs clerical library work, such as sorting and shelving books, performing data entry into library systems, or binding books and periodicals.

  • Assists in instructional programs, including tutoring and assisting students in areas such as reading and mathematics. May assist in speech and hearing therapy, provide musical accompaniment, and/or distribute and collect physical education equipment.

  • Enters and maintains departmental records such as inventory control records, rosters, directories, and schedules.

  • May operate computers, computer software, and other electronic equipment in performing assigned tasks.


College Assistant




The Center for Academic Writing Success at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, seeks qualified tutors to assist students on a part-time basis. Under the supervision of the Administrative and Academic Coordinators, tutors assist students in one-on-one and small-group sessions, focused on holistic revision of written assignments and development of critical reading and writing abilities.

English tutor daytime hours (M-Th. 9:00am-3:00pm & F. 10:00am-3:00pm) and evening hours (M-Th. 4:00-9:00pm)


  • Must demonstrate sufficient skills to perform the duties of the assigned tasks.


Applicants’ resume and other application materials should clearly reflect the qualifications listed below.

Other Qualifications

• Strong grasp of the standards of critical reading and writing in an academic setting

• Basic understanding of the collaborative, one-on-one approach to tutoring writing

• Ability to guide developing writers as they become their own best readers and editors

• Ability to balance a tutee’s overall writing goals with the imminent demands of an assignment

• Inter-personal qualities conducive to one-on-one and small-group interactions

• Demonstrable academic writing skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Familiarity with MLA and APA reference styles of research writing

• Associate’s degree in English or a related field preferred

• Previous tutoring experience at the college level preferred


$15.00 per hour


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.


December 20, 2019 (On-going recruitment to augment applicant pool).

Review of resumes to begin January 2, 2019.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.